• I am new to this site and was looking around and noticed that most people are on having kemo once a month or so

    Asked by connie on Monday, May 7, 2012

    I am new to this site and was looking around and noticed that most people are on having kemo once a month or so

    my mother in law is having it once a week for 7 weeks and rad. once a day for 6 weeks

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      nancyjac

      Chemo is very personalized based on the type and stage of cancer and the overall health of the patient as well as the type, number and dosage of drugs. I had full chemo treatments every 3 weeks with a pretty high dosage of 3 different drugs. For the intervening weeks I had only one of the drugs for targeted therapy. After 18 weeks of those treatments, I am down to only the targeted drug in a higher dosage every 3 weeks and will be starting radiation in a couple of weeks, most likely 5 days/week for about 4 weeks.

      about 5 years ago

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